Voice Lessons By Soprano Christine Moore

Voice Lessons By Soprano Christine Moore

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
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21 years in business

About this pro

I have a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Manhattan School of Music in NYC. Further training included the Tanglewood Music Center in MA, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, as well as apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera and the Central City Opera. I made my European debut with the Aldeburgh Fall Festival and my German operatic debut with the Leipzig Opera. As a teacher, aside from my private studio, I was a faculty member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for 14 years, vocal chamber music faculty with the Alaria Ensemble at Mannes Evening Division, Vocal Faculty at the Narnia Summer Music Academy in Italy and am currently the director of the summer voice program at "Festival Musica In Laguna" in Chioggia Italy. On a more personal level, I have had many teachers over the years and I myself have gone through many vocal changes and as a result, I have learned to understand very well how the voice functions. I have worked with teachers whose teaching "descends" from the Italianate school of singing, where "bel canto" originated. This technique is fundamental to healthy voice throughout your life, whether you sing opera or any other style. And by the way, if you sing more popular genres of music, this does not mean that you will sound like an opera singer but your tone, breath support and range will improve tremendously with this technique, giving you confidence in your singing abilities. Technique + confidence gets work! I believe my service stands out because I am very good at building healthy technique from scratch, and equally good at deciphering technical issues and finding the technical solutions to resolve these issues. My reviews here come from singers in all different fields, who have all made progress with the same technique.

I love being first in line to watch students improve and to help them learn about their own voices and capabilities. It is very fulfilling to share in the joy of learning how to create music from our own bodies.

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Brooklyn, NY 11215
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Marianne P.

    After years of studying classical voice and still having technical difficulty, an accomplished singer suggested I study with Christine Moore, who is now teaching me to sing more fully and freely. While former voice teachers were well intentioned, professional, had good reputations, and taught me vocal concepts for over 35 years in weekly lessons, I continued to struggle with the passaggio and lowering my larynx in the higher range. Christine immediately understood my vocal issues and, most importantly, within a very short period of time was able to teach me techniques that have dramatically improved my vocal production. My husband and I are amazed at how much my voice has improved since I started studying with Christine only one and a half years ago. One important concept that Christine introduced me to that previous voice teachers didn’t explain is how to sing with proper vocal cord closure. Apparently, I was over-blowing breath through my vocal cords and wondering why I never had enough breath to sing a substantial aria. Christine also taught me the concept of “appoggio” (breath support) and I’m finally feeling a stronger foundation of lower body breath support that gives me the freedom to release my shoulders, head, and jaw to sing freely. Improved cord closure and breath control is helping me to produce a much larger voice than I ever thought I had. In fact, prior to learning these concepts I thought I was a mezzo-soprano and it is now very clear that I have a fairly large soprano voice. What I have learned about Christine is that she takes her work very seriously and expects her students to do the same. She has never canceled a lesson, chooses challenging and appropriate repertoire, arranges student recitals, teaches summer workshops in Italy, continues to sing professionally herself, and encourages her students to set goals and to perform. Additionally, she is a genuinely nice person, not the prima donna type you might expect of someone with so much talent and experience as a performer and a teacher. Honestly, I’m not someone that enjoys writing (I’d rather sing) but I wrote this review about Christine Moore because she really made a difference in my singing. I can only imagine how my voice would have developed if I had started training with a voice teacher like Christine earlier in my life. Maybe someone reading this will find out!

  • Sarah B.

    I highly recommend voice teacher Christine Moore to anyone who desires to have more power and control of their voice and singing. She has fine-tuned knowledge of vocal mechanics and most importantly, she knows how to share that information with her students in a focused and caring way. She is deeply interested in her students' process and progress, and is also very skilled at tailoring lessons to her students' particular musical goals. As someone who performs regularly in a jazz/experimental/rock setting, I have gained tremendously from working with Christine. Lessons consist of both classical vocal training and addressing the specific skills needed for non-classical singing. The work has been not just beneficial but crucial towards developing stamina and a healthy voice that I can count on in performance.

  • Alice B.

    I first came to Christine with very little singing experience. As a dancer, I was looking to hone my skills to go out for musical theatre roles. Christine was very patient with me in the beginning, everything about proper singing technique was new to me, and she helped explain it in ways that I could grasp the concept. I was incredibly nervous about singing, but her encouragement and openness has made me feel so much more comfortable with it.

  • Carmen S.

    Christine is a truly phenomenal teacher. If you have any hesitations about starting voice lessons because you are afraid of singing in front of other people, have no fear! Christine made me feel completely comfortable from the very first minute of our first lesson together. She is classically trained and extremely knowledgable about singing. I would recommend beginning lessons with her to get a solid technical foundation even if you eventually want to sing pop or R&B (i.e. she is not just for classical/opera singers!) That being said, I've met several of her other students and heard them sing and some are very serious students of the craft; she is an excellent teacher for experienced singers as well. During lessons, she plays her (baby?) grand piano in a large private area of her home. The walls in the singing area are filled with books of sheet music, but she also happily found specific songs online for me to work on when she didn't have the music already. She has an incredible ear- she truly listens to you and can pinpoint and explain to you exactly what to change (your posture or breathing, enunciation etc.) to instantly improve your tone and pitch. Improving your voice is a long process, and there are no magical tricks (except practice practice practice!). But with Christine as your guide, you will see improvement and most importantly, you will gain confidence. She truly believes in her students, which helps them believe in themselves too.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I begin with basic exercises both for the voice and with breathing for the first couple of lessons (no repertoire) to get the singer used to the basic technique. We then start on repertoire that is suitable for that singer's level where he/she can apply the exercises to the arias or songs he/she is working on. You will work hard, but you will get results.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I went to a prestigious conservatory in New York City and was trained by some great teachers, coaches and conductors. I have a lot of experience onstage, so I know what pressures singers are under when they perform. I am constantly sitting in on coaching and voice lessons of colleagues and their students, and attend seminars and master classes regularly. And I listen a lot: recordings, online videos, etc. I learn a lot from that. On top of all of that, I learn from my students!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

No it's very straight-forward, based on 60 minutes, 45 minutes, and 30 minutes.


How did you get started teaching?

I've sung since I was 5 years old, and just love it. Classical singing came about naturally - I loved the music, and loved the technical challenge. I'm still learning, and will learn the rest of my life even as I continue as a professional. And I learn so much about singing when I teach.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with singers of all genres - opera, musical theater, pop, jazz, latin, rock (including heavy metal), experimental, and even middle eastern (arabic). The basic classical technique I teach will help you sing in any style. If you want to continue in opera and classical music, we can go there, or we can apply what you have learned to your genre.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My classical (opera) student nailing her singing in a performance after only 3 months with me; my musical theater student getting a natianal tour


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find the teacher that will get you technical results, not necessarily the one who has connections. Even if it takes you a couple of lessons with a few teachers, do it. Don't just trust a teacher blindly. Hard work and focus is essential in getting anywhere in any creative field. "Luck" is created through hard work, improvement, and getting yourself out there when opportunities arise. Seizing opportunity is huge when you are ready, yet it's important to know when you are ready and when you are not, and to be patient with yourself to get you to that place.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

I would ask, "what do I want to accomplish with my lessons...do I just want to learn songs, or do I want to improve my technique using well-established, thorough exercises that will get results quickly if I practice? Can this teacher help me accomplish both?"


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